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State oversight commission lays out plan for spending $30 million in opiate settlement funds

The Oversight Commission on Alabama Opioid Settlement Funds announced Tuesday its statewide investment plan for the $30 million from the state’s opioid settlement.

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Mobile County Health Department’s Overdose Prevention team member ‘going beyond the call of duty’

A member of the Mobile Cunty Health Department’s Overdose Prevention team was recognized in Bessemer at the Alabama Department of Mental Health's Peer Certification Conference.

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North Alabama drug task force says two men had enough fentanyl to kill 500,000 people

A multi-agency drug bust led to the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of enough fentanyl to provide 500,000 potentially lethal doses.

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Jefferson County drug fatalities on track to exceed 2022 numbers but no new drugs in play

It appears the number of drug fatalities in 2023 will exceed the 2022 number in Jefferson County, but the coroner says the increase won’t be significant.

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Baldwin County nonprofit fighting to end opioid crisis celebrates six years

The Jace Waters Foundation for Transitional Living of Alabama celebrated six years of saving lives Monday night with its Better Beginnings Banquet.

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Jefferson County on track to exceed 2022 drug overdose deaths

Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates said drug deaths continue to climb year over year despite numerous efforts to curb the opioid crisis.

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Alabama to receive $250 million in opioid settlement

Alabama will receive about $250 million in an opioid settlement with drugmakers and pharmacies announced last week.

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Walker County Sheriff concerned about elephant tranquilizer showing up in Alabama

Carfentanil, also called Wildnil, has been identified in Walker County. The synthetic opioid is nothing new but hasn’t been a top concern for law enforcement until now.

Jefferson County Coroner says drug overdoses continue to rise despite resources

The Jefferson County Coroner is highly concerned about drug overdose, and he says while there is a homicide issue in the county, drug overdoses are much more common. He warns the impact is more far-reaching.

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U.S. Rep. Moore: 'Accountability is coming' on Biden border policy

Moore told Newsmax that fentanyl, which is killing Americans on a daily basis, is bleeding into the United States because of insecure borders.